I have really been suffering from a lack of motivation lately! I’m tired. It’s the end of the summer, which means that my real job (as much as I wish this blog could be considered that, I think it would be stretching both the words “real” and “job” to the breaking point) is picking back up.
I’m a piano teacher for a local music academy and many students take time off in the summer, so June to August is always much less busy for me. The fall semester starts next Monday, however, which means that lately I have been doing chronological gymnastics to arrange teaching schedules for around 25 students. It involves spread sheets. And time warps. And endless emails.
So all that is to say that when I have some free time (between my “real job” and furniture business and blogging) I have been choosing to do this:
Instead of this:
For some reason cavorting around in an alien wasteland shooting ridiculous creatures with a gun that fires explosive swords is more appealing to me than what should have been a form of medieval torture… (I know, I don’t understand it either.) Home renovations just might be put on hold until I tire of improving my virtual marksmanship.
Well, it is good to take a break sometimes, so I’m listening to my brain/body and trying not to take on more than I can handle right now. Thankfully, I still love and enjoy picking up pieces of furniture, so I have a recent purchase to share with you today.
I don’t really know too much about these glossy brown “Panton” chairs, other than the fact they seem to be hard plastic and have “XX” stamped beneath the seats. But they sure are cool, aren’t they? I’ve never seen them in brown before! They’re also actually really comfortable, which confirms my plan to find some in white for my burl parsons dining table!
The plastic was very dull when we got them (and has a few bleached looking spots?)… I’m sure this is unorthodox, but after wiping them down with soap and water, I used a little Feed-N-Wax on a soft cloth to restore some shine to them. In the picture below, the one on the left has been cleaned and buffed, the one on the right has not:
What do you think? Are you a fan of the iconic Panton chair design?
Stopping over from YHL forums and just had to tell ya, those Panton chairs are soooo rad. Added bonus that they're actually comfy, who woulda thought!
Come to think of it, I'm kinda jealous right now, those lines are divine. Although browns not my 'thang' you know because B&W is where its at :p Where'd you pick them up? I hope it's Craigslist or something so that maybe, just maybe, someone else would be getting rid of theirs too.
Lastly, how'd you ever come up with the clever idea to use Feed-N-Wax?
Thanks Trisha! I'm so glad you stopped by 🙂
I found these on Craigslist, so, no worries – the deals are still out there! I was trying to think of some way to restore shine to the plastic. It looked kind of "dehydrated" to me, so I thought it couldn't hurt to give Feed-N-Wax a try 🙂
Thank you for responding to my question on YHL forums. It is good to know that other people lack motivation at the end of summer as well! These chairs are really cool. I would put them in my house! I hope that everything comes out well for the party. Just remember that people will have fun whether or not all of the popcorn gets scraped off of the ceilings. 🙂
Thanks for the encouragement 🙂 Here's hoping I can get stuff accomplished this week, but if not, I'll just make the cocktails a little stronger and hope no one notices the mess 😉
Julia Konya says
I am a fan, totally!
How cool that you are a piano teacher! And LOL to the video game playing!